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New Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning trailer is about silent murder

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Finesse was a skill tree in the original Kingdoms of Amalur, so the fact that it exists in the forthcoming re-release (opens in new tab) is no surprise. The trailer above is all about proving to newcomers that if you don't want to go face-to-face in combat, you don't (always) have to. For the rest of us, it's an opportunity to see how this spit-and-polished 2020 version looks.

Honestly: it doesn't look that much different to the 2012 original. The game still looks a whole lot like World of Warcraft, which probably doesn't give much room to move when it comes to dramatic improvements. Whatever the case, Kingdoms of Amalur wasn't a visual stunner when it first released, so if you've never played the game, don't expect a graphical tour de force.

The remastered edition does have other perks however, as Fraser reported back in July (opens in new tab): A new expansion will be bundled in, for example. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning releases on Steam (opens in new tab)on September 9.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.